Curriculum Overview

 

At St. Nicholas-at-Wade Church of England Primary School the children are taught a broad and balanced curriculum that not only adheres to National requirements but is also designed to be interesting, vibrant and inclusive.  It is informed by the “Cornerstones Curriculum”.  This is a cross curricular approach that engages and hooks pupils into a theme for learning, teaches the theme across a range of disciplines, gives the pupils the opportunity to apply their knowledge and challenge their understanding before expressing their learning in a variety of ways to a variety of audiences.

Our curriculum is enhanced and enriched by a range of offsite learning opportunities and the visiting experts who are invited into our school. Pupils experience visits and talks from members of the church community, Police Officers, Fire Fighters, Paramedics, Life Guards, Animal Experts, Authors and Theatre Companies amongst others. There are opportunities throughout the school year to participate in offsite visits such as; visiting the theatre, park, zoos, local swimming pools and sports halls, museums,  castles, art galleries, beaches and farms.  Our upper junior pupils also enjoy residential visits.

Please look at our Teaching and Learning Policy and individual class pages if you want to know more about our approach to ensuring all pupils have the chance to reach their potential in all subject areas.

Please look at the curriculum overviews on class pages for the details of what the pupils will be learning in each term.